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Albion Alumni Foundation presents $88K in scholarships

Posted 30 July 2018 at 10:28 am

Courtesy of Albion High School Alumni Foundation

Photos courtesy of Kim Pritt: Ron LaGamba presents the Nancy Elaine LaGamba Scholarship to Caleb Pettit.

ALBION – The Albion High School Alumni Foundation takes great pride in making a difference for a lifetime for the Albion Central School District community – alumni, students, teachers, and friends. The main focus of the Foundation is a Scholarship Program that continues to grow and benefit more students each and every year.

Each year at the Class Night celebration, the Foundation presents scholarships to graduating seniors who meet the criteria of each specific scholarship. These awards provide financial assistance so that our bright young scholars may continue their educational goals and be successful in their future endeavors.

The Foundation presented 54 scholarships for $88,000 during the recent Class Night.

The funding for the scholarships is made possible through memberships and gifts from AHS Alumni, as well as individuals or organizations that contact the Foundation to establish a scholarship. The Foundation manages the funds and awards the scholarships annually during the Class Night event, along with other scholarships that are awarded that evening.

And, our scholarship list continues to grow! In 2018, the Foundation added five new scholarships to its portfolio, bringing the total scholarships managed by the Foundation to 36.

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients…..your achievements make us proud!

Here are the results:

  • Albion High School Alumni Foundation Scholarships. This year’s winners are Victor Benjovsky, Hailey Bader, Kaitlin Zwifka, and Emma Fox.
  • Paul R. Haines Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Sara Hillman.
  • Smith Foundation Challenge. This year’s recipients are Megan Leight and Samuel Slick.
  • Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Elisabeth Baker.
  • Elizabeth Balcom Smith Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Allison Graham.
  • Golden Performance Award. This year’s recipient is Taylor Walczak.
  • Jim and Susie Fraser Health Careers Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Gricelda Maldonado.
  • Dr. Lee Minier Science Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Nathan Fearby.
  • Albion Alumni Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Miranda Smith.
  • Coach Richard Diminuco Scholarship for Athletic Excellence. This year’s recipient is Natalie DiCureia.
  • Harry W. Salchak Science Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Noah Wadhams.
  • A.B. “Dick” Eddy “Service Above Self” Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Hailey Bader.
  • The Nancy Elaine LaGamba Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Caleb Pettit.
  • The Dr. Paul Mahany Family Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Cassandra Serafin, Emily Caldwell, Gricelda Maldonado and Jasmine Bellines.
  • Hoag Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Tyler Kast and Richard Daniels.

    Emma Fox, center, and Kaitlin Zwifka receive Alumni Foundation Scholarships from Board Member Steve Hicks.

  • Panek Family Farm Agriculture Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Rylie Lear.
  • The Rex & Marilyn Horton Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Nathan Fearby.
  • The Wayne A. Burlison Memorial Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Mykailah Roberts, Victor Benjovsky and Noah Wadhams.
  • Glassner Family Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Jennifer Santiago Garcia.
  • John Panek Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Justin Robinson.
  • Ronald L. Sodoma Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Riley Seielstad.
  • Masonic Renovation Lodge # 97 Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Samantha Hollenbeck.
  • Edward B. Archbald Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Riley Seielstad.
  • David R. Long Agricultural Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Justin Robinson.
  • D’Andrea Family Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Rylie Lear.
  • Brandon Bruski Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Emma Lonnen and Miranda Smith.
  • The Ralph and Pearl Poelma Good Neighbor / Community Service Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Caleb Pettit and Justin Robinson.
  • The Jake and Anna Vreeburg Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Noah Goudreau – College, and Andrew Moore – Vocational School.
  • The Inge Hume Elementary Education Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Allison Graham.
  • The Robert P. Van Deusen Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Samantha Hollenbeck.
  • The Moore Family Scholarship Fund. This year’s recipient is Jamelis Mateo.
  • Kelly J. Fairchild Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Jasmine Ballines.
  • The Sherman Awards. This year’s recipients are Noah Wadhams: Moses Sherman Award, and Riley Seielstad: Margaret Sherman Award.
  • The Benjamin Dennis Kirby Memorial Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Hunter Albright and Victor Benjovsky.
  • The Scott Whittier Memorial Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Elisabeth Baker, Caitlynn Snook, Preston Flugel and Noah Goudreau.
  • Country Lane Veterinary Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Elida Rodriguez.

Again, the Albion HS Alumni Foundation congratulates all scholarship recipients and wishes the best of luck, happiness, and success in all future endeavors!

Alec Sherman presents the Albion Alumni Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship to Miranda Smith.

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